The New and Improved macOS Backdoor from OceanLotus

The New and Improved macOS Backdoor from OceanLotus

Introduction Recently, we discovered a new version of the OceanLotus backdoor in our WildFire cloud analysis platform which may be one of the more advanced backdoors we have seen on macOS to date. This iteration is targeted towards victims in Vietnam and still maintains extremely low AV detection almost a year after it was first discovered. Despite [...]

How Can We Make the Cybersecurity Profession Agile?

How Can We Make the Cybersecurity Profession Agile?

Two of the most pressing cybersecurity tasks of our time are the need to dramatically grow the size of the workforce, and to create one that is agile enough to keep up with the shifting sands of today’s business landscape. Infosec Europe’s keynote panel session “Building an Agile Security Team for the Future,” chaired by [...]

Digital Forensics Professionals Encountering New Challenges

Digital Forensics Professionals Encountering New Challenges

When I began performing digital forensics more than 10 years ago, things were relatively simple. At that time, the complexity of digital forensics revolved around ensuring each artifact of relevance was identified, and the proper tools to analyze them were available to leverage against computers used by the suspect. The computer(s) of the suspect were [...]

In Era of Digital Disruption, ISACA is Ready to Rise to the Occasion

In Era of Digital Disruption, ISACA is Ready to Rise to the Occasion

Much of what I learned about being a professional – and being part of a professional community – came through my association with ISACA. As the first person in my family to graduate from college, I entered the workforce hungry for the educational resources, networking and professional growth opportunities to make an impact. ISACA provided [...]

Building Skills and Capacity in the Banking System: A Case Study From India

Building Skills and Capacity in the Banking System: A Case Study From India

Indian banks have deployed IT-based solutions to cater to increasing demands in the banking industry required for a growing economy. Adoption of technology has necessitated improving IT-related skills of experienced bankers. Considering the unavailability of internal IT skills, most banks resort to outsourcing IT activities. This has resulted in over-relying on third-party vendors and slackened [...]